Ceramic tiles have a rich legacy in design, art, and architecture that spans thousands of years. While ancient Mesopotamian temples are the earliest-recorded sites of ceramic tiles, this art form has appeared throughout history, from Ottoman palaces decked with Turkish Iznik tiles to Baroque interiors lined with Spanish Azulejo tiles.
Continuing this legacy, Country Floors is an industry leader that honors tradition while offering a selection of refined modern looks. As Country Floors, we are proud to make your living spaces much more beautiful than they already are.
We are honored to be rewarded by Interior Design Magazine for the Best of Year Product Award for our lovely Desert Wildflower Ceramic Tile Collection. It’s arguably the best in interior design. Additionally, our Sister Parish and Wagara Ceramic Tile Collections have been selected for the finalist of another Interior Design award.
Available in a variety of colors and sizes, our tiles range from plain monochromatic tiles to an assortment of designs and prints. Matte, velvet, and crackled glaze finishes add further dimension to any flat surface. There is a wide selection to choose from. Here are some highlights:
The Sister Parish Design Ceramic Collection is a classic tile collection of timeless fabric patterns designed by renowned interior designer Albert Hadley. It features glossy tiles with bold nature-inspired patterns in vivid hues.
The Status Ceramic Collection includes a beautiful selection of glossy field tiles complete with moldings. Its classic simplicity has a minimalist, sophisticated design.
The Moresque Glazed Tile is inspired by the tradition of Moroccan ceramic work. It includes a range of classic field tiles, elaborate Arabesque shapes, and intricate mosaics.
The Zanzibar Ceramic Collection includes patterned matte tiles inspired by the incredible textile artistry of Tanzania.
Ceramic is perfect for interior walls and floors. These tiles can be chosen for residential and commercial projects. The most common applications are hotel and condo bathroom ceramic flooring and kitchen ceramic backsplashes.
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Kitchen Backsplashes & Interior Walls
Ceramic backsplashes are the perfect way to add an artistic flourish to your kitchen. Additionally, ceramic tiles suit residential and commercial interior wall applications. Their elegant and polished appearance will instantly elevate a room.
Ceramic tiles can also be found in commercial applications, such as hotel bar walls and exposed restaurant kitchens. The hospitality sector utilizes these tiles for hotel entrances, reception desks, pools, and spas.
As ceramic is more fragile than other materials like natural stone or porcelain, we only recommend ceramic flooring for light-traffic areas. Therefore, they’re mostly suitable for light residential floors. Ceramic looks incredible on bathroom flooring installations.
We suggest matte ceramic for flooring installations, as it’s less slippery.
Bathroom & Shower Walls
Glossy ceramic wall tiles are moisture-resistant, so they can be installed in wet areas like showers. Moreover, they’re extremely easy to clean and maintain.
Most ceramic starts as a piece of red or white clay that has been formed by hand or by machine into a shape. While this shape is often flat, it can take many configurations depending on the intended usage. Once the shape has been decided, the tile is glazed with a ceramic glaze and fired at extremely high temperatures in a kiln. The final product is always installed with un-sanded grout and thin-set mortar for all residential interiors. If you’d like to know more about ceramic, not only tiles you can visit the ceramic wiki page.
Ceramic tile is very durable and able to hold up in very hot and even wet areas. However, ceramic tile is porous. Porous materials have tiny holes located along the surface which can hold tiny amounts of liquid. Therefore, water exposure can damage the tile over time. We suggest using a glossy ceramic tile in wet areas to protect the surface of the tile. Additionally, you should clean up any spills immediately. Ceramic tiles can last for years under normal usage, as long as spills and drips are not left to sit on the tile for long periods.
Yes. Ceramic tile flooring is very popular with homeowners – even in overlooked spaces like mudrooms. Ceramic tile floors are hardwearing, which means you can feel confident walking, dancing, cooking, and making other memories. Additionally, ceramic tile flooring is beautiful. If you want floors that will upgrade the visual appeal of your home ceramic flooring is a great choice.
Although ceramic tile flooring is a great choice for homes, we suggest using a tile that's even more hardwearing and durable for heavy-traffic commercial flooring installations –– like porcelain.
Ceramic tile is not 100% waterproof due to its porous surface. However, it is very dense and has an incredibly low water absorption rate compared to other tile materials. So, it's more accurate to say that ceramic tile is water resistant. A glazed ceramic tile is a good choice for high-moisture areas like bathrooms since the glaze helps protect the surface of the tile.
The price is ceramic tile is relatively low when compared to other flooring materials. Ceramic tile can be found for under $5.00 a piece before installation costs. If you plan on DIY installation, you can save quite a lot. If you want to invest in professional installation, then your overall costs will be comparable to some of the pricier flooring materials.
Ceramic tile has a reputation for being long-lasting. Properly installed ceramic tile can last over well over 20 years. In some cases, glazed ceramics they can last up to 50 years with proper maintenance. Therefore, ceramic tiles are a worthwhile, long-term investment.
Even after years of daily traffic, ceramic tile can look like new. Ceramic tile is scratch-proof, so there’s no worry about seeing signs of wear on your flooring. The superior scratch resistance of ceramic tile is hard to beat. Perhaps that’s why to classic black and white ceramic tile combination has been a long-time favorite of homeowners.
They can be. Ceramic flooring is great for its easy maintenance and water resistance, but these features can also make them slippery when wet. Many homeowners with ceramic tile flooring like to use mats and treads, or area rugs. Also, be careful to clean up spills immediately to prevent slips. We suggest choosing matte ceramic tile flooring since it's less slippery than glazed ceramic tiles.
Ceramic tiles are quite affordable because they're more porous and less dense than heartier materials like porcelain. Although ceramic and porcelain tiles both consist of clay, porcelain is more refined and is thus harder. Its low price point allows homeowners to achieve the look of expensive tile flooring for a fraction of the cost.
Yes. Ceramic tile is a great choice for the bathroom and not just bathroom flooring. Ceramic bathroom wall tile and ceramic shower wall tile are both unique ways to showcase their beauty. Ceramic bathroom tiles are impervious to water, and they are highly stain resistant. These qualities make ceramic tile bathrooms great for families. Ceramic tiles are a great way to instantly upgrade your bathroom and make it the perfect place for spa treatments, hair care, and daily essential use.
No. Ceramic tiles are very very easy to clean and maintain. You can easily clean ceramic wall tiles with a soft cloth and clean warm water. If done regularly, the process takes only seconds. Ceramic floor tiles are also easy to clean. They usually require a weekly sweep and mopping to remain show-worthy.
There are many amazing benefits to having ceramic tiles in your home. Ceramic tile is affordable when compared to materials like marble and granite tile. Additionally, since it's dense and durable, it is very low maintenance. Ceramic tile comes in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can also choose from patterned ceramics and ceramic tiles in several stylish finishes.
Another rarely known fact about ceramic tile is its fire resistance, which makes it great in areas where heated tools or cookware are frequently used. Ceramic tile is also resistant to scratches – even light shades like white ceramic tile or blue ceramic tile will last a long time.
As ceramic tiles are incredibly durable and versatile, they can be installed in many rooms and areas around a home or business. Popular installations include ceramic tile flooring in bathrooms and ceramic tile backsplashes in kitchens. A ceramic tile accent wall in either a home or business is always a striking choice.
We do not recommend ceramic tiles for high-traffic commercial flooring installations, as they are not as durable as other materials like porcelain or granite. Nevertheless, there are many unique places you can apply ceramic tiles, so feel free to let your creativity shine with this tile.
Ceramic tiles are essentially a mixture of clays that are blended and then heated at extremely high temperatures until they solidify. The resulting tiles can be finished or treated with a glazed coating, or left untreated for a more natural, or matte appearance.